A REFINED MINI-METROPOLIS | The front garden of this free-standing home in Halsteren sets the tone for the rest of the design: sharply organised, with symmetry and a strict division of the surface area. The residents wanted a modern space with glamour and international allure. Erik responded to their wishes with a design in which straight geometry is coupled with comfort and greenery in a wide range of textures.
A balance of grey and green | In the front and side gardens, the grey of the harder substances—cement tiles and decorative gravel—is balanced against the elements of the home that are made from belgian bluestone. The strict contours of the planters and the paths are tempered by the organic vegetation. Clouds of box-leaved holly, evergreen oaks, decorative grasses and ferns are just a few examples of the plants that lushly fill the borders.
Discretely hidden luxury | The rear garden opens onto a lot dominated by a large horse enclosure. Erik placed a three-metre-high wall, plastered in white, to create an atmosphere that is intimate, but certainly not oppressive. A grey wall with pillars separates the various garden zones—among them a terrace with a pond and a large oriental statue—in a playful manner.
Water, peace and relaxation | Despite the relatively limited surface area, this garden offers a sea of relaxation opportunities. The infinity pool is tiled with a luxurious mosaic and bordered with glass. The adjacent lounging space is housed under a lamellae roof. The glass sliding doors allow interaction between the interior and exterior while a stairway gives access to the lower level, replete with sauna, bathroom and room for the technical installations.
Fabulously luxurious | Luxury is the foundation of this design. The cowling offers maximum comfort. From an inbuilt fireplace, barbecue and flat-screen television, to an outdoor kitchen and high-tech music system, the high-quality materials, atmospheric lighting and design furniture all contribute, creating a refined to the refined ambience.
Starting point for this design: lounge and wellness facilities with a refined presence, comfort, straight geometry, intimacy, organised greenery, exciting symmetry